Resources for Congregations
By paying close attention to the lived realities of Christian faith, the Seminars’ work serves people in both the academy and the church. Through conversation, study, and research, the Seminars draw from the wisdom and experiences of experts in diverse fields and disciplines to create resources for congregations, seminaries, universities, and other places of ministry.
Generously funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Seminars are a project of the Collegeville Institute, located at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. The Seminars are directed by Kathleen A. Cahalan, Professor at Saint John’s School of Theology. We welcome your feedback and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who makes up the Seminars?
Our Seminars include theologians, pastors, social scientists, and practitioners from diverse backgrounds. Since 2010 we have been studying vocation through the lifespan, vocation and professions, interfaith perspectives on calling, and integration in theological education.
Why is vocation so important?
We believe vocation is a central Christian belief: that God calls each person. But the concept of calling needs to be rediscovered and renewed for the church today. Read more about the theology of vocation we are developing in the Seminars.
How can my congregation use your work?
Check out our resources for congregations, including 2 free small group programs on vocation, a video story-telling collection, and forthcoming books by Seminar authors.